Women & Theatre want to collaborate with a Choreographer/ Dance Artist to inform the movement style of the production and support the creation of choreographed set pieces, on our A Thousand Threads production in 2022.
Women & Theatre:
Women & Theatre is an award-winning theatre company with over 35 years’ experience of working with diverse groups to create exciting drama projects about things that matter.
We create engaging theatre and use interactive drama to promote the wellbeing of the whole community. Working in a range of contexts, our work is united by core values of inclusion and empowerment, giving a voice to those who are not usually heard. We work closely with communities to develop projects which foster positive changes, stimulate debate and bring diverse people together.
‘Women & Sport’ has been a focus of recent work. Our 2019 production at Moseley Road Swimming Baths, ‘Into the Water’, shared community stories of women’s relationships with swimming & water. ‘Run, Jump, Throw!’, an audio piece about women & athletics designed to be listened to whilst walking around Perry Hall Park, launched in June 2021. ‘A Thousand Threads’ will form the third, & most ambitious, community production in this trilogy.
A Thousand Threads:
In 2022, Women & Theatre will present a series of new community productions about women, girls, and cricket.
Celebrating the beauty of the sport itself, the piece will also explore women and girls’ lives, concerns, opportunities, and aspirations, and represent experiences from across the Commonwealth.
Developed from research and performed by local women and girls, productions will take place at outdoor locations in Ward End, Edgbaston and Smethwick in May & June 2022, with final performances at the outdoor arena at MAC in July 2022. The productions will involve live performance, accompanied by a soundtrack with lots of pre-record scenes & speech, with newly composed music.
Women & Theatre want to collaborate with a Choreographer/ Dance Artist to support the creation of choreographed set pieces and as well as inform movement style of the production.
We are looking for someone who is creative, flexible & positive; with experience of working with diverse community groups.
Key Project dates:
We endeavour to work flexibly with the right person, however availability for key dates would be required.
W/c 28 February 2022 – Creative Week at MAC – one day minimum during this week
March/ April: Choreographic work/ rehearsal planning.
May – (Flexible) Live Rehearsals towards Edgbaston shows (2 in a day) on Sunday 15 May 2022.
We anticipate community cast rehearsals involve a combination of afternoon, evening & weekend in the week or 2 before the performance – recognising not everyone will be free at the same times.
– (Flexible) Live Rehearsals towards Ward End shows (2 in a day) on Sunday 29 May 2022.
June – (Flexible) Live Rehearsals towards Smethwick shows (2 in a day) on Sunday 19 June 2022.
July – (Flexible) Live Rehearsals towards flagship performances with production week at MAC, w/c 11 July and performances 15-17 July 2022.
Fee: Based on a daily rate of £185.
How to Apply:
Please contact us with details of:
- Why you are interested in the role
- What qualities and experience would you bring to the role
- Any relevant experience
- Confirmation of your availability
Please send us your CV and a cover letter/ email. You may alternatively submit a short video or voice recording. Please ensure these are under 5 minutes in length.
Send your CV and application Rosie Gunn, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, email email@example.com
Due to the Christmas break, we will; respond after 4 January 2022.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12noon on Monday 17 January 2022